Asking for directions in Romanian seems to be a long drawn out process. You first have to say ‘don’t be upset’, then the person you are asking will normally reply ‘I won’t be upset’ or ‘go on and ask me’, then there’s a lot of discussion and hand-waving.
2 thoughts on “An Unexpected Romance with Romania”
Yes, this is the way of Romanians…But they never get upset when you take their time and ask them for directions over and over again because you want to be sure you understood what they said…they are indeed very helpful and have a lot of patience with foreigners…not the case in some western cities I won’t name here, eh, eh, eh! I love the Romanian chapter of my life! Romania te iubesc!
Nadia, from what country are you from?